Martin Hayes, from County Clare on the irish west coast, is regarded as one of the most extraordinary talents to emerge in the world of Irish traditional music in a long time. His unique sound, his mastery of the fiddle, his acknowledgement of the past and his vision of the future of the music, has made him a household name. He draws his inspiration from sources as diverse as the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, the Spanish viola da gamba master Jordi Savall, and the jazz genius John Coltrane, but remains grounded in the music he grew up with.
‘In years to come, we’ll surely talk of having seen this man in the way others talk of Miles Davis or Jimi Hendrix’
– The Irish Times
Double bill with Aslak Brimi Kvartett.